A very heavily worn coin. Major design elements visible, including most of the basic letter shapes. Will not be severely bent or warped, but abuse may be noted. Date will be legible.
obverse - Lincoln's outline is visible. All lettering may be flattened and merging with the rim, but will be completely visible. Date may be flattened but will be legible.
reverse - The wheat ears may be merging with the rim, but inner outline will be completely visible. legend will merge with the rim, but will be mostly legible. The O in ONE CENT may be completely worn away, esp. on early branch mint cents.